FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY, based on the true story of WWE star Paige. Born into a wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are amazed when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her family and face this new, cut-throat world alone. Paige’s journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world what makes her different and that she is worthy of the title World Diva Champion.
If you have heard any of the recent interviews with Stephen Merchant you may have been as surprised as me, to hear of his unlikely friendship with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
On a visit to the UK Dwayne Johnson stumbled upon a little known documentary about a working class family from Norwich whose obsession for wrestling keeps them on the straight and narrow.
After thinking this was a great story The Rock approached Stephen Merchant to take the helm and become both writer and director.
Nick Frost plays Paige’s father Ricky Knight and does a brilliant job of bringing his naturally funny lines to life.
So what can you say about this movie…..
Well it’s a film of two halves, one as you deal with the grey normal England and one when the opportunity of a lifetime happens, you are treated to the bright sunny side of America, with all the glamour and hard knocks that go with it. This contrast works beautifully well as you see Paige struggle with this new found opportunity to finally make it to the WWE .
Now it’s a fairly rare thing that I can say there is nothing I didn’t like about this film. I totally loved it!
The script is not only very funny, but it’s also full of warmth and heartfelt moments. These are made even better with the real life footage of the family at the end.
I can’t really class myself as a wrestling fan but in this case it really doesn’t matter.
I truly couldn’t recommend this movie highly enough and as such it’s getting a Parm rating of …
If I could give up work I’d go around the world just watching live music.